How to Evenly Heat and Cool Your Home

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A good heating and cooling system means your house will consistently be the perfect temperature, right? That’s not always the case. Even with a top-of-the line HVAC system, you may notice that your home isn’t evenly heated or cooled—especially on the hottest and coldest Lexington days. That’s because there’s several items that go into the equation. Your registers, how you run your HVAC and other personal preferences can influence the temperatures you feel throughout your house. The experts at Kelley Mechanical are here to share some things that you can adjust to more evenly heat and cool your home without needing heating and cooling service.

Check for Closed, Blocked, or Dirty Registers
Check your home for blocked registers and air returns that are covered by objects, or that have accumulated dust and dirt on them. Blocked registers can be the culprit for uneven heating and cooling. If a register is blocked, heated or cooled air will be redirected to other rooms leaving certain rooms at unwanted temperatures.

Make Sure You Have Enough Insulation
If your home is lacking insulation in the attic, you might be losing heated air throughout the winter and letting hot outside air throughout the summer through the top of your home. A poorly or inadequately insulated attic could end with major temperature differences on separate levels of your home. Make sure you have enough insulation and that it’s the right kind of insulation for your house and the weather in Lexington.

Keep Your HVAC’s Fan Running
Lots of people keep their HVAC fan set to “Auto” and believe this means the fan will only run when necessary. What actually happens is that the fan only runs when the heating or cooling kicks on. By leaving your fan in the “On” position, you can help keep heated and cooled air circulating through your home constantly and, therefore, keep the temperature more even throughout your house.

Check Your Home and Your Ducts for Leaks
For ducts that have leaks or holes in them, they could spell trouble for your HVAC system. They’ll have to work harder to do their job, and some rooms could end up cooler or warmer than other rooms. The same is true for air leaks near windows and doors in certain rooms. Luckily, repairing most air leaks is isn’t difficult.

Consider a Zoning System
Another thing you can do to fix how evenly your home is heated and cooled is have your existing HVAC system zoned. It’s certainly more of a long-term project and a bigger investment than other approaches of heating and cooling your home evenly, but it gives you ultimate control. If you want more information about zoning solutions for your home, Kelley Mechanical is here to help.

If you have any more questions about evenly cooling or heating your home, call us at 859-209-3003. Or, if you suspect you may be in need of heating and cooling service, we can certainly walk you through our services. 

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